Calcium orthophosphates (CaPO4): occurrence and properties

  title={Calcium orthophosphates
(CaPO4): occurrence and properties},
  author={Sergey V Dorozhkin},
  booktitle={Morphologie : bulletin de l'Association des anatomistes},
The present overview is intended to point the readers' attention to the important subject of calcium orthophosphates (CaPO4). This type of materials is of the special significance for the human beings because they represent the inorganic part of major normal (bones, teeth and antlers) and pathological (those appearing due to various diseases) calcified tissues of mammals. For example, atherosclerosis results in blood vessel blockage caused by a solid composite of cholesterol with CaPO4, while… CONTINUE READING